Hyperkin Retron HD


Play all your NES games in high def with the Hyperkin RetroN HD

You're never going to leave the house again, and that's OK.


Colette Bennett

Dot Recs

Posted on Feb 12, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 7:18 pm CDT

If you never cashed in on the NES Classic, here’s something one step better: a console that can convert your entire NES collection to HD. Meet the Hyperkin RetroN HD.

The Hyperkin RetroN HD is made by the same folks behind the other RetroN consoles, which can play all of your old games from various systems. The RetroN HD is made just for NES fans, and we think it has the potential to blow all its predecessors away. That’s because it offers a 16:9/4:3 aspect ratio switch so you can play your old games widescreen. It also converts them all to 720p. And unlike the NES Classic, it comes with a controller with a ten-foot cable. It does come packed with a single wired controller, but your original NES controllers will work just fine with it as well!

The console is $28.98 on Amazon, so grab one and revisit all your old favorites. Or if you’re looking for a gift for the gamer that has everything, this might just fit the bill.



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*First Published: Feb 12, 2019, 8:39 am CST